Monday, June 29, 2009


Far Out Records - Fort Lauderdale (1996?)

Big Deal
Down in Front
Dancing with Myself

This is the first record from Far Out Records, which later recorded Bingo Mut, One-Eyed Kings, Against All Authority, Less Than Jake and others.

'Big Deal' is a standout and justifies this disk. Fast, powerful and heartfelt, it also appears on the Far Out Records South Florida comp. It is not threatening, adventurous, comical nor nihilistic, so what Hudson has to peddle is basically hooks and speed.

Or maybe just speed: The other songs on this record are not easily distinguishable from each other or from those of many other straightforward punk bands from the mid-1990s. The cover of Billy Idol's 'Dancing With Myself' is, uh ... just is. But if it weren't, that would be OK too.

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